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    Re: New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    Beautiful Sully Strap and Girouard A5!!
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    New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    Individuals are always asking where to get a nice leather mandolin strap on the Mandolin Cafe. Check out Sullyís Straps if you like beautiful leather (new or vintage) straps. Here is his website...
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    Re: NMD Girouard A4

    Chuck,

    Congratulations on your new Girouard A4 it looks beautiful. Max and Lauri are wonderful people to work with and always have time to explain things as you’re going through the building...
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    Re: Girouard A4 build thread.

    That’s a gorgeous looking mandolin! Max and Lauri do a fabulous job and I know from past experience it will sound just as good as it looks. Congratulations Chuck!! Enjoy that beautiful Girouard...
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    Re: Girouard Griffith Tribute A5

    Here is another picture of my recent Girouard Griffith Tribute A5 mandolin along with my custom made Girouard Concert Master F5 oval hole. Max made the Concert Master F5 oval hole to replace my 1924...
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    Girouard Griffith Tribute A5

    Max and Lauri Girouard, did a lot of research on the original Gibson Griffith A5 model and its history has led to the creation of this Girouard "Griffith Tribute" A5 model. What a remarkable A5...
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    Re: Girouard A4 build thread.

    Chuck,

    I agree Max and Lauri are some of the best at what they do and great people to work with.

    I must say thatís a nice looking piece of Carpathian Spruce that you picked for the top. I...
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    Re: Mandolin stand

    I agree the Northfield mandolin stands are really a nice wooded stand. I just received mine in the mail last week. Northfield is selling them at a reasonable price I think at $125.

    Its crazy how...
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    Re: Microphone recommendations

    Thanks for the recommendations on where to place your mic when playing a guitar and mandolin. This is going to be a new learning experience for me since I have never used a mic before when playing...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    Thanks Bradeasley,

    If I get stupid and get another F5 mandolin after getting this Ellis F5 Special my wife has every right to chew my you know what out!! :))
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    Thanks Don for the nice comments!

    A few years back I had purchased an Ellis A5 from Evan one of the Mandolin Cafe members and I got stupid and sold it and regretted doing it. So I decided to...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    Here are some more pics of the Ellis F5 Special.
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    Ellis F5 Special

    I just received this new Ellis F5 Special #550 today. This mandolin is a testament to Tomís ability to voice a mandolin! Its rich, vibrant and lively, with great SUSTAIN!! Tomís workmanship is...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    I have a question, what strings do you use on your Flatiron Artist A5?
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Here are a couple more pictures of the Flatiron Artist A5. Its hard to believe this mandolin is 34 years old.
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    1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    I recently acquired a 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 mandolin which couldn’t have been played very much. It was in mint condition no nicks, dings, cracks or scratches anywhere on the mandolin (like new).
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    Re: NMD - 2007 Kimble F5

    Congratulations on a beautiful Kimble F5!!!
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Chuck, you have a good eye for noticing the strings on the mandolin. The answer to your question is Yes, they are Thomastik 154 medium strings. Max asked me what strings I used on my mandolins and...
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Here are the final photos of the Girouard mandolin before Max shipped it out today. Now it’s the waiting process for the mandolin to arrive sometime this week.

    I hope this process from me posting...
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    I have to agree with Shaun.... its a Heiden for me!!
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Kritt Moore one of our Mandolin Cafť members wrote a great article in Fretboard Journal #46, pages 50-55 on Michael Heidenís 45 years of building world class guitars and mandolins. As most of you...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    First I want to say thanks Evan for taking the time to video your 2009 Heiden Heritage A and your 2015 Heiden F Artist mandolins. Both of the Heiden mandolins really sound great and they are both...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Evan, I want to thank you and Don both for talking me into getting a Heiden mandolin! After getting one I must say they are worth the money the sound and craftsmanship is unbelievable!! If someone...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Thanks Bill,
    My wife asked me how many mandolins do I need and I said just one more!! 😂
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Here are a couple more pictures of my Heiden Artist plus A model. It's just off the bench, but it already has incredible power and volume and that Heiden tone. It's an incredibly well-made...
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